Graphic designer, novelist and comic-phile Chip Kidd has announced that he will write a full-length Batman comic for DC. The news came via Twitter (where else?) from one of the audience members at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, who witnessed Kidd's announcement and promptly spread the good news throughout the nerd world.
Kidd, who has been hailed as "the closest thing to a graphic design rock star" by USA Today, is an associate art director at the Alfred A. Knopf publishing imprint. His designs have graced the covers of works by Cormac McCarthy, Michael Crichton, Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris and John Updike. Kidd's work with books extends beyond the covers and into the pages as well. His first novel, The Cheese Monkeys, was a New York Times bestseller.